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Town of Okotoks Annual Parade
Parade Day - June 21, 2014!
Bring the whole family out for a full day of entertainment and activities at the Town of Okotoks Annual Parade Day. The parade starts at 11am.
The Childrens' Fesitval kicks off directly after the parade, from 12 noon to 4pm. The festival includes crafts, games, a $1 concession and live entertainment. Enjoy entertainment from well-known family entertainers, including Will Stroet - an award-winning bilingual musician and educator; and HOJA, a Canadian a cappella group who performs with energetic choreography, great vocals, audience participation and comdey! Please note: no dogs or pets will be permitted into the Children's Festival, for the safety and enjoyment of all participants.
Loads of activities are planned throughout the day, all day!
How to Enter a Float into the Parade
2014 Parade Theme: "Friendly Big Town"
Commercial Float Entry is $35.00; all other entries are no charge.
All entrants are responsible for ensuring that the DESGIN AND OPERATION OF THEIR ENTRY IS SAFE AND RELIABLE. Your completed, signed Application Form is your ACCEPTANCE on behalf of your entry and all of your entry's participants of these Okotoks Annual Parade Rules and Regulations.
FOR SAFETY REASONS: (Safety is our first priority – yours and our spectators!)
Staging Area and Float Positions
The Parade Committee determines location of all entries in the parade and the entry must maintain that position throughout the parade unless otherwise directed by a Parade Official or Parade Marshal.
A Parade line up map will be available for pick up at the Okotoks Recreation Centre, 99 Okotoks Drive or at the information booth across from Fountain Tire (on the east side of Lube Town) on Parade Day. Look for the tent with the Okotoks flag - this will be where you pick up pare float numbering and placement information!
New! The following revisions have been made to our parade staging areas in order to reduce the impact of road closures off Stockton Ave.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at 403-938-8950.
Staff from the Okotoks Museum & Archives have researched the history of the Okotoks parade to find the beginnings by using Council minutes and other archived resources. It is determined that there was a post World War I parade in 1918 and a post World War II parade both of which were to celebrate the end of the wars as opposed to a parade with floats. In 1954, the Town had a parade day to celebrate the Town's 50 anniversary, and another in 1955 to celebrate the Province's 50 anniversary. The Okotoks Parade became an annual event in 1967*. (*date dertermined by Okotoks Museum & Archives.)
View the photo gallery of the 2013 Spirit of Okotoks Parade & Children's Festival!